1985 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:24 Sun 30 Apr 2017

Mature brick red colour, 80% opaque. Bruised plums on the nose, which is complex and interesting. Surprisingly hollow on entry and with a watery texture, but this quickly recovers to deliver a tannin supported complex of mature fruit mixed with wood and spices. The aftertaste is huge, long and very lively. 92/100. Drunk 04-Apr-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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